What if the secret to being charismatic were actually a gene you could inherit, and pass along to your children. What if this “X-factor” could make you a star? Welcome to the world of Cease de Menich, a sixteen-year-old actress in New York City who gets cast as Joan-of-Arc in a reality-drama, only to discover her “acting gift” has been passed down through her bloodline for almost six-hundred-years. Cease finds the plot of the drama reveals dark secrets from her past—an abusive mother, a brother who committed suicide—and the reader must decide if she’s a reliable narrator or a terrified girl who’s succumb to the pressure of fame and the abuse of her past.
Cease & Desist is a dark, contemporary YA thriller with a supernatural twist. Readers of books like I Let You Go and The Girl on the Train will enjoy this coming-of-age story, which struggles with the realities of sexuality, violence as entertainment, and mental illness. Cease & Desist has excellent crossover potential into the adult marketplace.
|Publisher:||stephen david hurley|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Cease is sixteen and an actress. She has alot of sadness in her background as she had her mother kill herself and trying to kill Cease and Cease had been in the hospital and had almost died because of it and her beloved brother committed suicide when his heart got broken by another guy but he had also been abused by their mother. Cease was not your typical beautiful actress but she had the it factor and the potental tp be a very sucessful and famous actress. She was a reality show playing Jeanne D’ Arc [ Joan Of Arc with a little different spin ] She is in the final three to actually win a permanent role on the reality show. In the show Jeanne can jump back and forth in time a more modern concept as one point in time was todays time. The director Francis MacDonald was famous. Cease really wanted the part. I couldn’t really get into the story I understand Cease to a large degree and why she was the way she is and the importance of her part to Cease but the story just didn’t seem to click for me. It was okay just not one I Loved but I didn’t hate it either.